No doubt!!! Had thier greed not been so ridiculous I'm sure plenty of us would have paid a reasonable fee for their service. But nope... Add it all the popups, redirect links, viral threats and to put it mildly, they suck!!!
I felt just as you do...Im still too scared to do mine, I figure I should while I have the bike in the shed for winter where I can pu the heater on and work away. Im still too scared and have the thing of if it aint broke dont fix it. I have all the stuff to do it even that seal you should replace. I just wish I had someone who knew there stuff standing over me watching as im sure id do something wrong!. I get the guide up until it starts telling you how to lift the buckets out then I can't understand it very well. one guy on youtube uses a cable tie inside the engine to get them out?
Yes, IME, it is easier..
But isn't it easier to make it without disassembling cam gears?